I was mistaken about Shaun Moriarty.
After initially encouraging his run for town council, I failed to endorse his candidacy.
After his election, I criticized his seeming lack of knowledge of government and politics.
However, he has demonstrated an unstinting devotion to his job as well as to mastering his newly found role as Chairman of the Town Council. In the process he has maintained a creditable record of keeping the public informed on a variety of issues..
As such he is a breath of fresh air compared to the tumultuous, confrontational, negative and bombastic tenure of one of his predecessors in that position. (I'm not referring to Dave Langevin here.)
While there are actions on his part or of the town council with which I may disagree, I must credit Councilor Moriarty with re-establishing an overall spirit of cooperation and collegiality that had been for too long missing.
I wish him all the best in his future tenure in this office and hope that his past is merely prologue.